09 January 2018


Midatech receives confirmation that its Q-Octreotide (MTD201) first in-human EU study is approved


Midatech (AIM: MTPH, Nasdaq: MTP), the international specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercialising products in oncology, today announces it has received oral confirmation from Polish regulators that its first in-human study of its sustained release product octreotide MTD201 is approved. Formal written confirmation of the approval is expected within the next two weeks.

Q-Octreotide (MTD201) is Midatech’s treatment for carcinoid cancer and acromegaly built on its Q-SpheraTM sustained release platform technology. The somatostatin analogue treatment for carcinoid cancer and acromegaly is being developed as the first alternative version of the commercial leading product, Sandostatin® LAR (SLAR). During its pre-clinical programme, data suggested that Q-Octreotide has an equivalent profile to the Novartis SLAR and may offer some important advantages to clinicians and patients. Midatech believes that if these data are confirmed in the upcoming study Q-Octreotide could capture up to a 5% share of the market for SLAR, which is worth $2bn annually1.

This potentially pivotal study comprises an initial exploratory phase which is expected to complete by mid-2018. The final confirmatory phase is expected to complete in H2 2018.

The decision to take Q-Octreotide to commercial scale will be taken following the interim data. Assuming positive clinical data, Midatech anticipates a launch as early as 2020.


"This is a major milestone for Midatech and we are pleased to start dosing in subjects soon. We have seen compelling data for MTD201 in pre-clinical models and we are excited by the potential for this to be evidenced in patients as well. This trial will provide useful data not only for MTD201, which is one of our top three priority programmes, but also for our sustained release technology platform that is being evaluated for follow-on products.”

Dr Jim Phillips

Chief Executive Officer of Midatech Pharma

1 Novartis.com; Ipsen.com


This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) 596/2014 (MAR).


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For more information, please contact:


Midatech Pharma PLC

Jim Phillips, CEO

Tel: +44 (0)1235 841575



Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Corporate Finance

Freddy Crossley / Atholl Tweedie


Tom Salvesen

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Consilium Strategic Communications (Financial PR)

Mary Jane Elliott / Ivar Milligan / Nick Brown

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Email: midatech@consilium-comms.com


Westwicke Partners (US Investor Relations)

Chris Brinzey

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Email: chris.brinzey@westwicke.com



Notes for Editors


About Midatech Pharma PLC

Midatech is an international specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the research and development of a pipeline of medicines for oncology and other therapeutic areas, and marketing these through its established US commercial operation which includes four cancer care supportive products and two further co-promoted products.  Midatech's strategy is to internally develop oncology products, and to drive growth both organically and through strategic acquisitions.  The Company's R&D activities are focused on three innovative platform technologies to deliver drugs at the "right time, right place": gold nanoparticles ("GNPs") to enable targeted delivery; Q-Sphera polymer microspheres to enable sustained release ("SR") delivery; and Nano Inclusion ("NI") to provide local delivery of therapeutics, initially to the brain. The Group, listed on AIM: MTPH and Nasdaq: MTP, employs c.100 staff in four countries. For further company information see: www.midatechpharma.com


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